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little friends

I have really great friends which means my kids have really great friends too (little Calla is just one of many!). I can’t tell you what a blessing it has been to have friends who are like minded in their parenting…who encourage and support me as I raise my own kids. There isn’t much time for long talks over coffee like it used to be…but the play dates are just as needed!

Griffin is getting really sturdy on his feet and he thought this water table was the best thing ever. He loves water.

It was so hot, but I think he would have stood there all day.

Now that Griffin can stand he also can really mess up Levi’s plans. We are working on sharing and being kind to our baby brother. A lot. Levi is not a fan.

But oh how his mood can change so quickly and the next second he loves his baby brother again.

I love thinking about how the Lord is going to use these little friends in the future. I know they have moms who are praying fervently for their little hearts because when we think about sending them out into this world it is a little scary. That’s why we have to get together and give each other pep talks…and discuss arranged marriages so that we don’t have to worry about them dating either! 😉  But it is also exciting to think about. I just hope they don’t grow up too fast. I don’t think my heart can handle that.

  • Mindy Harris - a day at breezy acres! lots of cute pics on that wonderfully chipped front porch swing. love these pics.
    wilder is almost FOUR and is still working on sharing and being gentle, patient, kind!ReplyCancel

  • Briony - This is so cute! My little brother and sister love water too.

    I love these pictures and the fun stories they portray. You should get these printed.ReplyCancel

  • Hayley - So glad I’m not the only one who “arranges” marriages for their kids. I have my daughter lined up for a couple of different little boys, pretty much all my friends have boys. You gotta back up your back up, right?! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Michelle from australia - Levi and calla sitting in a tree. K-I-s-s-I-n-g. I hope America has this rhyme like we Aussies do? what a beautiful pairing they would be. And can we betrothe griffin to china baby?? We can only hope and pray ???? God bless all of you beautiful people. M xxReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann - Be still my heart….such cute pictures and their little friend is just sweet. The time does really fly by…where does it disappear to so quickly? It is kinda scary in the world but I think your boys and any other future children you have will be well prepared. Arranged marriages….I think you are on to something!! LOLReplyCancel

  • Shana - I hate to break it to you Jess…but they grow up too fast.
    First day of 10th & 6th grade today – driving alone & going with a friend.
    It’s hard – but watching it and taking pleasure in the work the Lord has done through us is REMARKABLE.
    *sniff* gotta go cry in the shower now… 😉ReplyCancel

  • CP - Such little cuties! I love those water tables 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Mary - Oh the joys that come with sharing ideas and playtime with their younger siblings. 🙂 Something that has really helped me with my time with children is to encourage the older ones to see how they can take that time to HELP and MENTOR their younger siblings. They really like the “Big brother/sister” name and I try to use that as often as possible. To be a good example for the younger siblings. My sister has 4 boys ages 7, 6, 4, and almost 2. I talk to them A LOT about what a blessing it is to have siblings and how important it is to use that blessing for the better rather than use it to put each other down. (I’m the youngest of 4 in my family.)

    I love seeing the boys playing in the water! Can’t wait to have my little one and see (it) playing next summer! We’re due 9/25/12.ReplyCancel

  • Jane - What adorable pics of the kiddos!! It is such a blessing to find great friends….then if they have kids the same age as yours? AND you all feel comfortable letting your kids just be kids while they play?? Double blessing!! I spend time with them and think I hope to grow old with them just like a marriage blessing.

    Your photos are really adorable!!ReplyCancel